Wednesday February 1, 2012
Area Bar Owners Via Email
Re: Shamrock Shuttle 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
The 2012 Shamrock Shuttle is quickly approaching and we want to continue to work with you and make sure that this event is fun, safe, profitable, and respectful to the people who live here. Last year was a huge step forward and look forward to continuing a strong working relationship. Together we can make sure that not only is this a great event, but if run well, we could offer other similar events to take place throughout the year as well which would be a win for everyone.
o Suggested Locations for PortaPotties
§ Four (4) at McNoodle’s
§ Four (4) at Hammerheads
§ Four (4) at Casper’s
§ Four (4) at Reale’s
§ Four (4) at Christy’s (Should they participate)
§ Two (2) at Kilbane’s
§ Two (2) at Cappy’s
§ Eight (8) at Harrington’s
§ Two (2) at Frusco's Lot
§ Four (4) 3500 Englewood next to Jean Madeline
§ Eight (8) West side of Leon St between Cottman and Ryan Aves.
§ Eight (8) at Cottman and Frankford
§ Eight (8) at 3500 Aldine St. next to Gino’s Pizza.
§ Eight (8) at Tudor St.
§ Four (4) at Bleigh Ave.
o Total Amount Seventy-Four Portapotties
We've contacted and met with a company called Prodical Private Security. We've detailed the Shuttle, provided pictures from previous years, and walked the avenue, with them, pointing out the "hot spots" along the way. They do similar work and have done so at events like Welcome America. They fully understand the scope of our concerns and believe the most effective thing for them to do is keep the flow of traffic moving, deter public urination and provide a safe environment by seeing to it that the rules of the event are followed. Prodigal will ensure that the Shuttle is fun, safe, and respectful for all.
Litter was another major concern from last year’s event, and in all honesty, the ball was dropped last year. Only a few bars actually cleaned up after the event, and even fewer still cleaned up beyond their doorstep. We've come up with a two part solution to this problem that should keep litter to a minimum.
We're asking each bar to apply for a "Special Event" permit to allow the event to take place as well as providing "No Parking" signs in front of each bar so that the busses can pull up to the curb to allow attendees to get on and off. Last year the buses stopped in the middle of the street and as a result blocked traffic and made things unsafe for attendees. Having these no parking spots open throughout the day will totally eliminate this problem. We would also like each bar to cordon off an outdoor area for which to congregate because last year the overflow spilled into the outer traffic lanes.
Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.,